Dense foliage shields you from nosy neighbors or a poor view, and makes a very effective windbreak!
Thick and full, this moderately sized Juniper creates an impenetrable screen or windbreak, but is short enough to not interfere with power lines. A row will add vertical interest along a fence, and it makes an ideal backdrop to show off your perennials and flowering shrubs. And you can snip a few branches for Christmas greenery to add beautiful blue-green color and fresh Juniper scent to your decorations.
Evergreen, long-lived and deer don’t like it!
The silvery blue foliage is a standout all year round, with none of the common winter bronzing, and you will be able to enjoy it for your lifetime as Wichita Blue typically lives 70 years or more. Deer pretty much leave it alone, but numerous birds will forage on the silvery blue berries that grace the branches in late summer and winter.
A most accommodating and manageable size! Though it is short enough to plant under a power line, this vigorous grower will put on 6 to 12 inches a year, and even more if it likes its location. Maintaining its refined pyramidal form, in10 years it grows to 10 to15 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, and keeps growing slowly to eventually reach15-25 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. As a screen or windbreak, space 4 to 6 feet apart; space at least 6 to 8 feet from a fence or drive to avoid overlap.
Natural pyramidal shape is very attractive without pruning -- but if you want a particular height or shape for a more formal look, this small tree takes well to pruning.
As with all the plants from Fast Growing Trees Nursery, you will receive a healthy shrub with a well-developed root system, ready to plant and grow vigorously for you.
Growing Zones: 3-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-9
(green area above)
Hardy, reliable, easy to grow and very adaptable as to soils, even poor rocky ones, as long as drainage is good. It appreciates regular watering the first year until it is well rooted in. This type of Juniper is also known as a Rocky Mountain Juniper or Colorado Red Cedar, and as you can tell by its common names, it likes cooler, drier areas – it will not perform well with wet feet or in the humid summers of zone 8 and south, but, once established, not even drought or downright neglect will faze it!
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